As a Sports and Football Fan I have always enjoyed ESPN’s 30 for 30 Documentaries, but their latest one “O.J. Made In America: is of a different cut altogether. Whether you followed the O.J. Murder trial or not, you need to watch this series. By the end of it you will have no doubt in your mind who OJ Simpson really was…a Manipulative, Sociopathic timebomb. -SF
It seems whenever news of O.J. Simpson dies down something happens that brings him back into the public eye.
Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence in Nevada after being charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping, stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas casino hotel room in 2007.
But now, the popular limited series on FX “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” has many people ready to dive back into the most turbulent chapter of Simpson’s life.
And that’s not the only way to get your fix of “The Juice.”
In June, ESPN’s “30 for 30” series is airing its most ambitious documentary to date — a five-part miniseries on the rise and fall of Simpson called “O.J.: Made in America.”
The series was shown in its entirety (almost eight hours) at a special world-premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it did not disappoint.
Directed by Ezra Edelman, the film is a masterful documentary that unpacks Simpson’s life story — from his days as a USC football star, to becoming a Hall of Fame NFL player, and later becoming a successful pitchman for companies like Hertz after he retired.
And, of course, Edelman devotes a substantial amount of time to the events leading up to the murder trial — from the infamous slow-speed chase in which Simpson held a gun to his head while riding in a white Ford Bronco, to the court proceedings that captivated a nation.
But, as any great biography should, Edelman’s storytelling draws you in with a series of previously unknown revelations about Simpson’s life.
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